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A découvrir une magnifique photographe, que j’ai eu la chance d’interviewer à Berlin il y a deux ans. Son livre sur les rivages soviétiques de la mer Caspienne est une pure merveille, Chaque photo une narration historique.
It is a must.
As she stood on the shores of the Caspian Sea, photographer Mila Teshaieva was approached by a police officer. “You can’t photograph the sea,” he said. “This is a border.”
“Where is the border?” she asked.
“Everywhere,” replied the policeman. “The sea is the border.”
The idea that the Caspian is a border that cannot be photographed was among the many contradictions Teshaieva encountered while working on Promising Waters. The series documents the radically changing times of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan or Azerbaijan, which border the Caspian Sea and were for 70 years part of the Soviet Union.